Bible Reading: Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16 (ESV)
Focus Verse: Hebrews 4:16
One day while I was praying, I began to ask God some questions. However, they weren’t the questions that I really wanted to ask. And I wasn’t saying the things that I really wanted to say. Then I heard the Lord say, “be honest”.
I had been going through some things and I really wanted to ask God the hard questions and tell Him how I really felt. But I didn’t want to be too graphic or offend Him. How silly was I?
Often times as Christians, we feel like God can’t handle our truth; as if He can’t handle how we are really feeling. But think about it, The One that sent His only Son to die on the cross for our sins, even before we were able to commit them, can’t handle our truth? Absurd right?
Our focus verse encourages us to be honest with God and to go boldly before Him and tell Him what we are dealing with and how it is affecting us. It encourages us be honest and to ask the tough questions. Remember, your tough questions are nothing in comparison to watching His Son die on the cross for you. Plus, He already knows how you feel anyway, and He desires for you to invite Him to do something about it.
Prayer: Father, what a loving God You are! Thank You for knowing my heart and being concerned about the things that concern me. Thank You for caring enough about me that You desire for me to come to You with all my concerns and questions just so You can extend mercy and grace when I need it the most. In my weakest times, help me to remember that you desire for me to be honest with You above all else. In Jesus name, Amen!